Of course there is no end to evening entertainment in …

Comment on Night out on the town, and living to tell the tale by Hal Duell.

Of course there is no end to evening entertainment in A Town Like Alice.
Many argued long and hard before the Liquor Licensing Commission both for and against Monte’s. Sadly, among those who did not support it was the 11th Alice Springs Town Council.
But Mat and his wife Cat won the day and now offer a venue as refreshing, as unexpected and as stunning as the Palace Hotel (formerly Marios Palace) in Broken Hill.
Even the young man who did the right thing a couple of weeks ago and left his ride in the Council parking lot across the street only to find it a few days later on the road to Yuendumu with diesel in the petrol tank has been back.
From my home in Alice’s superior suburb of The Gap, I often watch visitors faces blanch at the volume coming from the park next door or from the street in front. I always hasten to assure them that it’s nothing to worry about – it’s just nighttime in A Town Like Alice.
And whenever we run into former residents while on a visit to the cities down south, don’t they ask questions and sound as nostalgic as refugees?

Recent Comments by Hal Duell

Gallery business case far from ‘well underway’
@ Ray, Posted August 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm
Exactly! I could not agree with you more.


Town Council riven by conflict, lack of leadership
Just after midnight last night I was returning home from a shift stocking shelves, and I decided to travel up Gap Road. Suddenly, WHOOSH!, a wagon wheel passed me.
And I thought to myself, ‘Self, I wonder what wagon that wheel has just come off of?’


No ‘comprehensive business case’ yet for gallery
I think that whether the art gallery is eventually built somewhere in Alice or, as seems more and more likely, in Adelaide, the whole exercise will go down as a textbook study in how NOT to progress a major project.
I don’t know what this means for the Gunner government, but the longer he pushes it, the more the fable of Br’er Rabbit and the Tar Baby spring to mind.


Panel of just two for controversial Ilparpa decision
What! A social engagement with the PM in preference to a local issue that really matters. Onya, Jimmie and Jamie, ya pair of wannabees.


Cr Melky breaks silence on Code of Conduct complaints 
Onya, Rex. If ever there is a local theatrical adaptation of The Silver Skates I hope you take the leading role.


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